Jurassic World: Dominion's Plot Was "Tweaked" Due To COVID-19
Jeff Goldblum says his character's dialogue has been changed to make the film more "nourishing" for a hopefully post-pandemic context.
Jeff Goldblum has revealed that Jurassic World: Dominion has perhaps somewhat unsurprisingly been "tweaked" to better fit the pandemic--and hopefully sometime soon the post-COVID--era. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, the actor divulged that the sequel to the 2018's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has been massaged a bit to reflect the reality that events in the film are taking place with a pandemic in the recent rear-view mirror.
At the very least, Goldblum indicates, it's his character, scientist Dr. Ian Malcolm whose dialogue has been changed a bit to evoke the "fragility of our species and the global cooperation that's needed and the foundation in science that is needed and the ethical use of science that's needed to unite us… as a family and reach our potential and to do right by ourselves and this glorious planet." He also says changes were made to make themes in the movie both "right for now" and "nourishing for now."
And Goldblum being Goldblum, he also mentioned in passing that working on the original Jurassic Park back in 1993 was a "delicious experience."
Given how beset the production has been COVID cases itself, it's hardly a shock that decisions were made that film--for however science-fiction it might be--had to reflect and react to reality.
Dominion is expected to close out the trilogy kicked off by 2015's Jurassic World. In addition to Goldblum, the cast is a mix of earlier franchise stars Laura Dern and Sam Neill and series newcomers Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt.
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